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Old 26 November 2013, 03:10   #1
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Garmin 750s 1kw transducer issues

Hi just wondering if anyone here has a garmin 750s I have just upgraded the standard 600w transducer to a Airmar tm260 1kw its not performing as it should loosing depth and bottom at about 90-100 meters and screen scroll speed is very slow compared to standard transducer have adjusted the transducer several times still no good any ideas? thanks
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Old 26 November 2013, 03:21   #2
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did you put any liquid in the housing before fitting the transducer, such as olive oil ?
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no I havent
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that could be part of your problem, I'm assuming that you have fitted the transducer type where you bond a mounting to the hull then lock the transducer into the mounting, if so you need some fluid between the bottom face of your transducer and the hull, I was advised to use olive oil which has worked very well for several seasons, but I have read on here that others have used various gels etc with similar results, but whatever you use just fresh air won't work! when we fitted ours we just guessed the amount of fluid, but you want to try to push any air out so it's just fluid in the gap

hope that makes some sense and helps solve your problem
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mine is a transom mount transducer not a through hull cheers
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oh, have you checked in the menu to see if you need to change settings for different transducer
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ive spoken to garmin and they said on this model there isn't any setting to change it you just plug it in and it will work
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how about the transducer itself, is it still horizontal or has it been knocked ?
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Its horizontal slightly down at back doesn't go deeper than about 90- 100 meters even stopped I've just done a software update to from 3.80 to 4.10 so hope that sorts it. Maybe a faulty transducer?
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Its horizontal slightly down at back doesn't go deeper than about 90- 100 meters even stopped I've just done a software update to from 3.80 to 4.10 so hope that sorts it. Maybe a faulty transducer?
If it still doesn't work with the update can you try the old transducer again, if it works ok with that one then I would suspect the transducer
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